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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Private Tour from Krakow6 Reviews
Explore underground at the Wieliczka Salt Mines to discover the world's largest mining heritage museum. See sacred art and old mining equipment, and learn about the various mining techniques.
- Explore the underground salt mines of Wieliczka
- Listen to a fantastic 700-year history narrated by a guide
- See the incredible salt lake
- Visit the Chapel of St. Kinga, where everything is carved from salt
DescriptionHead underground to explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and marvel at the salt formations, including the stunning Chapel of St. Kinga. Located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, just outside of Krakow, you will transfer to the mine by air-conditioned vehicle, and then begin your descent. Start with a climb down stairs to a depth of 64 meters. You will be led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines, and salt monuments. Follow the underground trail through numerous drifts and galleries, where traces of mining activity have been preserved. See examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is at the same time the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today.
IncludesTransportation by air-conditioned car/van Certified local guide Entrance fee to Wieliczka Salt Mine Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Please note that the temperature in the mine is a constant 14 degrees, and it is recommended you bring warm clothes even in summer • There are 800 steps, including 380 at the start. Please wear comfortable shoes. Part of the route has wheelchair access, although prior booking is necessary
- The service does not include a meal, so please bring a packed lunch
- It is forbidden to smoke or use open flames in the mine